Competition boosts Samar surfing paradise
Calicoan Island, Guiuan, Eastern Samar (20 October) -- The holding of the 4th leg of the Philippine Surfing Championship Circuit has given a boost to the efforts of this island to promote itself as a surfing paradise.
Some 64 surfing enthusiasts from different parts of the country are vying for honors in surfing competition, which started on October 18 and will end on Saturday. The competition also brought in scores of local and foreign visitors.
The island, with its good waves and white-sand beaches, also served as the venue of last year's first surfing competition in Eastern Visayas, which was held through the initiative of the Philippine Surfing Federation (PSF). (PIA) [top]